major premise


Definition of major premise

: the premise of a syllogism containing the major term

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Recent Examples on the Web As my old debate coach would say, Yang forgot his major premise. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Which Democrat won? A debate expert grades the performances," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of major premise

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Major premise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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